Pine Isn’t Fine

By Pam | August 7, 2014
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Pam MacKinnon Halifax Home Staging Expert Revive Home Staging Pine Isn't Fine

How much wood to chuck? It’s past mid-way of 2014….people want modern, clean, calm and comfortable and some want bold with high impact! When it’s time to sell your home, as part of your improvements it’s important to eliminate wall to ceiling pine. Buyers will feel that the home hasn’t received regular maintenance, show them they are wrong! You can create an updated space, start by using an excellent sealer/primer before selecting a fabulous paint colour. Do your homework as prep work is essential! A (long) weekend of work will increase the appeal of your space, then you can pat yourself on the back, you got this! As your Halifax Home Stager, I see many homes with not only pine…

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Downfalls of “Light” Staging

By Pam | July 31, 2014
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Pam MacKinnon Halifax Home Staging Expert Revive Home Staging Downfalls of Light Staging

If you’re going to do it, DO it!   Think a light staging will do the trick?  Think again! When you are selling a vacant home, you have to trust your Stager when they make suggestions of staging certain rooms.  Our experience shows that when rooms are staged professionally, they provide the impact to attract buyers.  You do not want buyers quickly passing through your home wondering ‘what do we use this room for’?  The feedback you want is “this home office space is just what I need!” Creating that appeal takes the guess work out of how buyers will feel comfortable in your home.  We know what appeals to the widest range of buyers and we make sure the…

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Moving Day Advice

By Pam | July 27, 2014
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Pam MacKinnon Halifax Home Staging Expert Revive Home Staging Moving Day Advice

Live and Learn A big lesson I learned a couple of years ago when we bought our house is to NOT book movers the day your new home closes.  You’ll need a couple of days at least to deal with anything that comes up unexpectedly.  Like when the previous owners take the (beautiful) custom made blinds when all window coverings were to stay.  If I had planned it better, I would have put a stop to everything to have them returned (yes I would!).  However, the movers were meeting us at our place we were moving out of shortly, so I was convinced by my husband to ‘let it go’.  Window covering can get replaced, yes, but it was the…

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Porch Power

By Pam | July 18, 2014
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Pam MacKinn Halifax Home Staging Expert Real Estate Revive Home Staging Porch Power

Something to remember when selling your home is that the first impression will be the front of your home. Always make sure it looks clean, gardens maintained and most of all, inviting! Here are some great examples of how to dress up the front porch without ‘going all out’. A simple bench with colourful pillows makes this entryway look warm and inviting.

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Military Move

By Pam | July 8, 2014
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Pam MacKinnon Halifax Home Staging Expert Revive Home Staging Military Move

With a short notice posting message, these home owners needed help fast!  Revive Home Staging provided a detailed consultation with instructions for decluttering, furniture placement and accessories list.  Utilizing what my clients owned in a tight timeline resulted in showcasing the beautiful home’s spacious rooms.                  

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